R IRISH Soldier Selling his MC on eBay

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PrinceAlbert

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#2
If I had one, and could get 100k for it, I'd do the same. Then get a replacement from the medal office, and wear that instead.

If he doesn't do it, one of his family will when he croaks it.
 
#4
Just had a look on eBay and I can't find it - but that could just be my fault - can anyone else find it?

TZA
 
#5
Can't see the big problem here. The guy is still an MC holder, even when he sells the bit of tin and ribbon.

The collector who buys the bit of tin and ribbon, is 100 K down, and never will be an MC holder.
 
#7
He has no chance of getting £100 g for an MC. Some VC's have sold for less than that. VC's, GC's, CGC's and DSO's for gallantry are all classed higher awards for bravery than MC's. He may receive a better response had he put it up for auction at Sotherby's medal auction which is held every six months. Its at these auctions were medal collectors from around the world gather.

Saying that, his MC and three other campaign medals are indeed a four medal rack any serving soldier or veteran would be proud to have been awarded. He may regret having sold them, I doubt if his comrades in the RIR will be saying nice things about him now.
 
#8
Just been on the news here that the sale was closed with no bids.
He has no chance of getting £100 g for an MC.
That probably explains why its not been sold, Im sure they usually go for about a grand, slightly more if there are other medals, or the person selling it is different from other winners (IE Female in a small Corps)
 
#10
i believe it was starting bid £25,000 and a buy it now price of £100,000

There have been a few hundred MC's awarded over recent years! £25,000 would be very very top end price id say. More realistic at £15,000-£20,000 with all the right bits the collectors want

at the end of the day its a lump of metal! Its the story surrounding it is what makes the money! he always has that story
 
#11
Can't see the big problem here. The guy is still an MC holder, even when he sells the bit of tin and ribbon.

The collector who buys the bit of tin and ribbon, is 100 K down, and never will be an MC holder.
Succinctly put. Wish I'd the ability to put that in so few words. Brilliant in its' brevity.

D_B
 
#12
Now he has not sold his MC, and is still out of work since leaving the army, maybe he should consider re enlisting to finish his 22 years for pension. The price of his MC will always increase over the years.

The US government forbids veteran recipients from selling their 'Medals of Honor' therefore this US award is worthless monetary wise.
Last year North Idaho woman Heidy Baker widow of WW2 Medal of Honor recipient Vernon Baker couldn't afford to attend his funeral at Arlington National cemetery. Local people had to make a collection to pay the air fare so she could attend.

If same rules applied in the UK then Lord Aschroft would not have been able to purchase 168 VC's he now owns and which are now on display in the War Museum in London with the blessing of the 'Prince of Wales' for all to go and visit free of charge.
 
#13
More realistic at £15,000-£20,000 with all the right bits the collectors want
I think even thats a bit on the steep side, he would be lucky to get 2k for his collection.
 
#14
I think even thats a bit on the steep side, he would be lucky to get 2k for his collection.
really? i havent read the citations or anything. reason i said that price is a friend in work has one. He was offered over £20,000 because of his citation. he said the going rate was 15-20. Im sure he will be selling his when hes out
 
#15
BBC news May 2010: "Ex-Royal Marine's Military Cross sold for £3,200"

'Captain Peter Neale went to war in 1942 as an apprentice architect, and came home a decorated hero.
Only 65 years later is his full story coming to light, as his Military Cross and accompanying documents were sold for £3,200 at a Colwyn Bay auctioneers on Tuesday.........The medal was sold for £3,200 to a New Zealand collector, one of three telephone bidders.
 
#16
An MC group would probably go for between £3000 and £5500, unless it was a particularly noteworthy award. For example an award to a celbrity or for a unique action - like Pegasus Bridge or Tumbledown.
 
#17
An MC group would probably go for between £3000 and £5500, unless it was a particularly noteworthy award. For example an award to a celbrity or for a unique action - like Pegasus Bridge or Tumbledown.
Curious enough to ask what would constitute a unique action. Fame ? Infamy ? Casualties or consequencies ?
 

daywalker

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Kit Reviewer
#18
An MC group would probably go for between £3000 and £5500, unless it was a particularly noteworthy award. For example an award to a celbrity or for a unique action - like Pegasus Bridge or Tumbledown.
I would have thought it would be more than that, I was offered 5k for my set and there is only one noteworthy medal in my set and nothing like a MC.
 
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stevieni22

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#19
I know another R.Irish soldier who got nearly 200k for his set with an MC on it recently, he was still serving and still is , only he has a house, nice car and no debt's.
 
#20
'I know another R.Irish soldier who got nearly 200k for his set with an MC on it recently'

What was his name? Superman. Enclosed is a list of recently sold VC's and very few reached 200k


SALES OF THE VICTORIA CROSS
RANK NAME NAME ACTION AUCTIONEER DATE PRICE BUYER
Major General Robert Rogers China Spink 25 Nov 10 £180,000 Private
Major General George Renny Indian Mutiny Spink 25 Nov 10 £130,000 Private
Lance Sergeant Thomas Neely WW I Spink 25 Nov 10 £110,000 Private
2nd Lieutenant Donald Bell WW I Spink 25 Nov 10 £210,000 P.F.A.
Sergeant Henry Dalziel WW I Noble ( Aus ) 25 Nov 10 £326,665 Private
Admiral Nowell Salmon Indian Mutiny Spink 22 Jul 10 £190,000 Private
W Commander Hugh Malcolm WW II Spink 22 Apr 10 £210,000 Ashcroft
Major John Knox Crimea Spink 22 Apr 10 £210,000 Private
Brig General Lewis Evans WW I Private 00 Nov 09 Unknown Ashcroft
Captain Noel Chavasse WW I Private 00 Nov 09 Unknown Ashcroft
Flt Lieutenant William Reid WW II Spink 19 Nov 09 £290,000 Private
Lieutenant Robert Shankland WW I Bonhams Toronto 25 May 09 £135,000 Can War Mus
Lieutenant Henry Pitcher Umbeyla Private 30 Aug 08 £110,000 Jersey
2nd Lieutenant Herbert James WW I Dix Noonan Webb 26 Jun 08 £180,000 Private
Colonel Patrick Porteous WW II Gorringes, Lewes
campaign medals 12 Jun 08 £14,000 Private
Private William Jackson WW I Noble ( Aus ) 28 May 08 £317,000 Private
Captain George Ingram WW I Sotheby's ( Aus ) 27 May 08 £187,200 Private
Major Peter Badcoe Vietnam Bonhams ( Aus ) 20 May 08 £195,444 Private
Lieutenant Henry Pitcher Umbeyla Spink 24 Apr 08 withdrawn
Driver Job Drain WW I Private 22 Apr 08 unknown Ashcroft
Able Seaman George Hinckley China Smith & Wilde 21 Mar 08 £800 Private
Bombardier Joseph Brennan Indian Mutiny CJ & AJ Dixon 21 Jan 08 unknown Private
Sgt Major William Gardner Indian Mutiny Private 17 Jan 08 £135,000 Ashcroft
Petty Officer George Samson WW I Dix Noonan Webb 13 Dec 07 £210,000 Ashcroft
WO II Keith Payne Vietnam Private 18 Jun 07 unknown Private
Lieutenant John Bythesea Baltic Sea Spink 19 Apr 07 £135,000 Ashcroft
L / Corporal Bernard Gordon WW I Bonhams ( Aus ) 28 Nov 06 £160,356 Private
Private William Mariner WW I Spink 23 Nov 06 £105,000 Private
Captain Charles Upham WW II Private 14 Nov 06 unknown I.W.M.
Mr George Chicken Indian Mutiny Morton & Eden 26 Oct 06 £48,000 Ashcroft
Corporal William Cosgrove WW I Dix Noonan Webb 25 Sep 06 £180,000 Ashcroft
Captain Alfred Shout WW I Bonhams ( Aus ) 24 Jul 06 £406,716 Private
Private Alfred Wilkinson WW I Dix Noonan Webb 29 Jun 06 £110,000 Ashcroft
Corporal John Shaul Boer War Dix Noonan Webb 05 Apr 06 £140,000 Ashcroft
Captain Dighton Probyn Indian Mutiny Dix Noonan Webb 23 Sep 05 £160,000 Private
Sergeant Alfred Richards WW I Spink 21 Jul 05 £110,000 Ashcroft
Private Francis Miles WW I Morton & Eden 25 May 05 £72,000 Ashcroft
Private James Towers WW I Noble ( Aus ) 07 Apr 05 £90,000 Private
L / Corporal Robert Kells Indian Mutiny Dix Noonan Webb 02 Mar 05 £130,000 Private
Private John Pearson Indian Mutiny Morton & Eden 23 Nov 04 £78,000 Ashcroft
Captain John Cook Afghan War Dix Noonan Webb 17 Sep 04 £82,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant Arthur Moore Persia Dix Noonan Webb 17 Sep 04 £150,000 Private
Sub-Lieut Arthur Tisdall WW I Sold Privately In 2004 unknown Private
Naik Agansing Rai WW II Spink 22 Jul 04 £115,000 Ashcroft
Sergeant Norman Jackson WW II Spink 30 Apr 04 £200,000 Ashcroft
Captain Harold Ackroyd WW I Sold Privately 00 Oct 03 unknown Ashcroft
Gunner Israel Harding Egypt Morton & Eden 12 Dec 03 £75,000 Ashcroft
Commander Daniel Beak WW I Spink 05 Nov 03 £155,000 Ashcroft
L-Corporal Frederick Holmes WW I Morton & Eden 03 Oct 03 £80,000 Private
Lieutenant John Daunt Indian Mutiny Dix Noonan Webb 02 Jul 03 £110,000 Ashcroft
L / Naik Sher Shah WW II Morton & Eden 13 Nov 02 £85,000 Private
Lieutenant Arthur Pickard New Zealand Dunbar Sloane 01 Aug 02 £56,630 Ashcroft
Sergeant Horace Martineau Boer War Spink 09 May 02 £90,000 Ashcroft
Lt Colonel Richard West WW I Sold Privately 00 May 02 unknown Ashcroft
Private Frank Lester WW I Morton & Eden 18 Apr 02 £78,000 Ashcroft
Corporal Samuel Meekosha WW I Sotheby 03 May 01 £92,000 Private
Private John Barry Boer War Dix Noonan Webb 22 Sep 00 £85,000 Ashcroft
Drummer Spencer Bent WW I Dix Noonan Webb 28 Jun 00 £80,000 Ashcroft
L / Corporal Thomas Bryan WW I Dix Noonan Webb 28 Jun 00 £60,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant William Kerr Note-4 Indian Mutiny Sotheby 19 May 00 £25,000 Ashcroft
Private John Readitt WW I Spink 27 Apr 00 £40,000 Ashcroft
Sergeant Alfred Gill WW I Dix Noonan Webb 29 Mar 00 £60,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant William Waller Indian Mutiny Spink 30 Nov 99 £23,000 Ashcroft
Private Thomas Flawn Boer War Sotheby 25 Nov 99 £70,000 Private
Trooper Horace Ramsden Boer War S Welz, S Africa 25 Oct 99 £52,000 Ashcroft
Private Albert Curtis Boer War Spink 20 Oct 99 £40,000 Ashcroft
Sergeant James Firth Boer War Spink 20 Oct 99 £38,000 Ashcroft
Corporal John Clements Boer War Spink 21 Oct 99 £65,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant John Watson Indian Mutiny Sotheby 11 May 99 £89,500 Aschroft
L / Corporal William Goate Note-3 Indian Mutiny Sotheby 11 May 99 £29,900 Reg Mus
Private Alfred Wilcox WW I Spink 27 Apr 99 £48,000 Ashcroft
Bombardier Joseph Brennan Indian Mutiny Spink 27 Apr 99 £18,000 Private
Boatswain Henry Curtis Note-2 Crimea Spink 27 Apr 99 £35,000 Ashcroft
Private Robert Beatham WW I Spink 28 Mar 99 AUS$178,000 Private
Major Ernest Alexander WW I Dix Noonan Webb 25 Feb 99 £80,000 Ashcroft
Surgeon William Maillard Crete Spink 25 Nov 98 £50,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant Francis Maxwell Boer War Spink 25 Nov 98 £78,000 Ashcroft
Midshipman Duncan Boyes Note-1 Japan Spink 21 Jul 98 £45,000 Ashcroft
Captain Frederick Smith New Zealand Spink 21 Jul 98 £40,000 Ashcroft
Sergeant Denis Dynon Indian Mutiny Sotheby 07 Jul 98 £20,000 Ashcroft
Flying Officer Lloyd Trigg WW II Spink 06 May 98 £120,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant Walter Hamilton Afghan War Spink 06 May 98 £60,000 Ashcroft
Lieutenant William D Kenny NW Frontier Spink 06 May 98 £52,000 Ashcroft
 

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